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General News of Friday, 16 October 2015

Source: starrfmonline.com

Defence Ministry et al owe ECG Gh¢18m

Mr Mark Woyongo, Minister of Interior addressing the media Mr Mark Woyongo, Minister of Interior addressing the media

Ten departments and agencies of ministries in the Western region owe the debt-riddled Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) a whopping Gh¢18,001,922.65.

These agencies which includes the Ghana Armed Forces and hospitals have until the end of October to settle their debts or risk being taken off the national grid.

The Western Regional Commercial Manager of ECG Alex Anwobor told Starr News' Emmanuel Ohene Gyan the institutions are the Sekondi Naval Base, Takoradi Airforce Base, 2BN Infantry and the Effia-Nkwanta, Takoradi and Tarkwa Government Hospitals.

The rest are Takoradi Polytechnic, University of Mines and Technology and the Essipong Sports Stadium.

The biggest debtor is the 2BN Infantry with Gh¢4,315,048. The Naval Base owes Gh¢3,848,622.89 while the Airforce has Gh¢2,659,693.78 debt to clear with the Ministry of Defense struggling to pay its debt of Gh¢2,643,100.97.

The rest are Tarkwa Government Hospital (Gh¢1,198,245.09), the Takoradi Polytechnic has an amount of Gh¢952,945. 60 to clear while the Essipong Sports Stadium owes the ECG Gh¢398,871.97.

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